|A classic international thriller and European bestseller about an American climber in the Himalayas who stumbles on a shipment of backpack nuclear weapons into Tibet. Hunted by the CIA and other covert agencies across Asia, North Africa, Europe and the United States, he is captured then rescued by a beautiful young woman with whom he forms a perilous liaison.
They escape the CIA, are captured, and escape again, across Europe and the United States, death always at their heels. Not only a terrifying portrayal of a relentless manhunt, Tibetan Cross is also a deep inquiry into politics and covert action, the nature of fear, and the painful process of love.
Acclaimed by critics as an “existentialist thriller”, and for its penetrating portraits of the individual versus society, the depths of love, and the roots of war, Tibetan Cross has also been praised as “a deft thriller that will reinforce your worst about the CIA and the Bomb” (Publishers Weekly), and that “grips the reader from the very first chapter until the climactic ending” (UPI).
Praise for Tibetan Cross:
“A thriller that everyone should go out and buy right away. The writing is wonderful throughout, and Bond never loses the reader’s attention. This is less a thriller, at times, than essay, with Bond working that fatalistic margin where life and death are one and the existential reality leaves one caring only to survive.” − Sunday Oregonian
“A tautly written study of one man’s descent into living hell … Strong and forceful, its sharply written prose, combined with a straightforward plot, builds a mood of near claustrophobic intensity.” − Spokane Chronicle
“Grips the reader from the very first chapter until the climactic ending.” − United Press International
“Bond’s deft thriller will reinforce your worst fears about the CIA and the Bomb … A taut, tense tale of pursuit through exotic and unsavory locales.” − Publishers Weekly
“One of the most exciting in recent fiction … an astonishing thriller that speaks profoundly about the venality of governments and the nobility of man.” − San Francisco Examiner
“It is a thriller… Incredible, but also believable.” − Associated Press
“Murderous intensity… A tense and graphically written story.” − Richmond Times-Dispatch
“The most jaundiced adventure fan will be held by Tibetan Cross … It’s a superb volume with enough action for anyone, a well-told story that deserves the increasing attention it’s getting.” − Sacramento Bee
“Intense and unforgettable from the opening chapter … thought-provoking and very well written.” − Fort Lauderdale News
“Grips the reader from the opening chapter and never lets go.” − Miami Herald
A “chilling story of escape and pursuit.” − Tacoma News-Tribune
“This novel is touted as a thriller – and that is what it is … The settings are exotic, minutely described, filled with colorful characters.” − Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Almost impossible to put down … Relentless. As only reality can have a certain ring to it, so does this book. It is naked and brutal and mind boggling in its scope. It is a living example of not being able to hide, ever … The hardest-toned book I’ve ever read. And the most frightening glimpse of mankind I’ve seen. This is a 10 if ever there was one.” − I Love a Mystery